ANSEL ADAMS’ STYLE is arguably the most recognized in photography, and Adams himself our most popular photographer. Though he died a quarter-century ago, his photographs still adorn dentists’ waiting rooms and corporate cubicle forests across the length and breadth of North America.

Adams set up his camera in thousands of different places through more than half a century of active work. But regardless of the subject, there is always a certain instantly identifiable je ne sais quoi (which is French for “beats me”) in every Adams photograph.

Here is a small portfolio of some of Adams’ best-known works:

Barren Hillside with Snow, Rocky Mountain National Park

Winter View from the Back Porch of a Cabin in the Adirondacks 

Interior, Dining Room, Home of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Wheatland

Portrait of the Artist’s Cat Minerva, Reclining

UFO Landing Site, Taos, New Mexico, Just After Dawn

Some Kind of Big Mountain or Something

Published in: on October 16, 2011 at 5:05 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Vincent Van Gogh famously painted dozens of portraits of the same field of haystacks and made them all look completely different due to subtle variations in lighting and shadow. Ansel Adams famously took dozens of pictures of completely different mountains and made them all look completely the same due to always taking advantage of the same conditions of lighting and shadow.

  2. Wow, I have truly found my home. Thank you Dr. Boli.

  3. This is the best one yet. Bar none.

  4. […] In OCTOBER, lovers of the visual arts once again were moved by our tribute to The Magnificent Photography of Ansel Adams. […]

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